education creates the future of tomorrow
“Our goal is to create opportunities for women by providing modern education in the Lumla area. These girls will soon become resourceful citizens, working as teachers, social workers, healthcare workers, mentors and medical professionals. Learning in the Bodong tradition of Buddhism will revitalize their cultural and religious heritage.” (Siri Weirum, project coordinator Norway)
On a visit to the remote area in Northeast India, Geshe Pema Dorjee saw people suffering from extreme poverty. The remote area is practically inaccessible with little infrastructure and oppressive poverty. Children are rarely educated. Older boys work in the fields and older girls work in the home and take care of younger children. If parents can afford to send a child to school or monastery, they always send a son.
Geshe-la’s response is to build a nunnery and school for orphaned girls in Lumla, Arrunachal Pradesh in an effort to give young girls equal opportunities for education and schooling. The nunnery and school will give children a loving home and a good education for ten years.
overview of educational aspects:
- language studies: Tibetan, English, Hindi
- literature and reading comprehension
- mathematics, social studies and science
- health, hygiene and environmental awareness
- Buddhist philosophy according to the Bodong Tradition
- computer literacy
The Lumla Bodong Nunnery Sponsorship program is currently recruiting sponsors from Norway and the Netherlands for individual girls. The sponsorship program will be modeled on the Porong Monastery Sponsorship program in Kathmandu.
Your contributions are most welcome. We will keep you posted about fundraising and information events.
For more information please contact:
Please click here if you would like more information about becoming a direct sponsor. Your contributions and support toward building the schools and classrooms, purchasing materials and books, as well as paying for school fees are most welcome.
For more information and contact:
US: Tibetan Buddhist Charitable Aid, Inc. (TBCA, Carol and Stephen Mackauf )
Israel: web: http://www.dharma-friends.org.il, firstname.lastname@example.org (Miri Arama),
Estonia: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (Krista Umbjarv
Switzerland: Bright Horizon Children´s Home (Marlies Kornfeld, Anja Bundschuh)
Norway: Siri.Weirum@gmail.com (Siri Weirum)
Netherlands: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (Cecilie Weirum Stuyvenberg)
Belgium: www.support4nepal.blogspot.com, email@example.com,